Santa Maria Sun / School Scene
The following articles were printed from Santa Maria Sun [santamariasun.com] - Volume 13, Issue 23
The Economics of Being a Woman comes to SLO
Women who want a better understanding of their personal finances and managing their money through investments and financial planning can attend The Economics of Being a Woman, a workshop series starting Sept. 10 San Luis Obispo.
Led by Andrea Wasko, the four-class series will include topics such as an examination of women’s attitudes toward money, a development of financial skills and vocabulary, and the creation of strategies necessary to succeed financially.
“Women will come away with a better understanding of their finances and what they can do to better manage their money and their finances at all stages of their lives,” Wasko says. “Even in today’s world, women are financially disadvantaged. On average, women make 77 cents for each dollar made by a man. It’s important for women to be able to effectively manage their money.”
The Economics of Being a Woman program was created by financial advisor Libbie Agran, who has more than 35 years of experience in financial planning and investment management. She encouraged Wasko to offer the program in San Luis Obispo after reading the “Report on SLO County Women and Girls,” which was developed by the San Luis Obispo County Community Foundation through it’s Women’s Legacy Fund.
The report found that “money, money-related issues, and the current poor economy are significant barriers to improving the lives of women and girls.”
This motivated Wasko and Agran to make the program available locally, and to donate a portion of the educational series to the Women’s Legacy Fund, which supports organizations dedicated to the issues of women and girls in San Luis Obispo County.
For more information, visit economicsofbeingawoman.com.
School Scene is compiled by Managing Editor Amy Asman. Information should be sent to the Sun via fax, e-mail, or mail.